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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Anchor Point in Alaska



Earthquake location 59.8039S, -153.0421WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 68 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska (42 miles) on Sunday. Global time and date of event 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 10:59:25 / January 24, 2016 @ 10:59 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 01:59:25 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: ak12496940. Ids that are associated to the event: ak12496940. Exact location of event, longitude -153.0421 West, latitude 59.8039 North, depth = 101 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 68 km W of Anchor Point, Alaska.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -153.0421° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 59.8039° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km W of Anchor Point, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-24 10:59:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 12:05:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak12496940 Id of event.
Event Code 12496940 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak12496940, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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